David Bellairs, marketing and sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of Cycle Tour, says an exciting prospect for cyclists taking part in next year's Cycle Tour is a strong likelihood the event will return to the flatter 109km route option via Main Road, Muizenberg.
"Our Operational Team headed by director Rene Jordaan, have spent many hours working with the City of Cape Town, contractors Civils 2000 and Kayad Consulting Engineers on the various options for 2013 and we are cautiously optimistic that - all going well with the road works between now and early March next year - the Cycle Tour will return to the "flatter" route option via Main Road as opposed to the more "scenic" Boyes Drive option. We are extremely excited about this development and will be working closely with all concerned in trying to ensure that it becomes a reality on the 10th of March 2013."
Based on the overwhelming success of the charity group entries that were introduced in the 2012 Cycle Tour, the 2013 event will again see 5000 entries reserved for charity and corporate groups across the country.
Bellairs furthermore says that, based on learnings taken from the 2012 Cycle Tour, all riders eligible for a seeded start will start the tour before the charity and PPA groups. "In an effort to improve logistics on Race Day, charity groups will be seeded according to their ability.
Entries for South Africans are limited to 30 000 and are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so interested riders are encouraged to enter soon to avoid disappointment.